Eminence is focused on the health and human science thematic area. This thematic area is intended to cover Non-Communicable Diseases, Communicable Diseases, Neonatal & Child Health, Maternal & Reproductive Health, Health Technology, Access to Drugs & Laboratory, Urban Health, Health System & Health Insurance, Citizen MNCH Forum, and Citizen NCDs Forum.
According to icddr,b Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) cause 36 million deaths every year, including 29 million in low and middle-income countries. NCDs are the leading cause of death in the world, accounting for 63% of all annual deaths. In Bangladesh, NCDs account for an estimated 59% of total deaths in which means around 886,000 deaths a year. When it comes to communicable diseases this percentage is comparatively low. But it still accounts for more than 60 percent across many countries.
When it comes to neonatal mortality rate, Bangladesh has been able to decrease it. In 2019, the neonatal mortality rate for Bangladesh was 19.1 deaths per 1,000 live births which was 93.6 death per 1,000 live in 1970. The infant mortality rate for Bangladesh in 2020 was 24.730 deaths per 1000 live births, a 4.1% decline from 2019. On the other hand, globally nearly 99% of 800 maternal deaths per day occur in developing countries.
Eminence broadly focuses on all these aspects of health and health-related areas to contribute to a better healthcare system for our society by addressing the laps and gaps of our current system and working to improve them.